Dr. Tuten devotes his practice entirely to children, ranging from newborns to 21 years. When surgery is required, he offers expertise in the most up-to-date surgical procedures. Dr. Tuten is recognized as one of the top scoliosis surgeons in the country, performing more than 60 scoliosis surgeries each year. He is also the most experienced surgeon in Virginia at treating knee injuries in children with open growth plates. Dr. Tuten performs many other specialized surgeries, including VEPTR (vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib devices) procedures on patients with thoracic insufficiency. However, Dr. Tuten is judicious when it comes to surgical procedures and many of his patients benefit from conservative treatments and less invasive surgeries.
Dr. Tuten holds the honor of being named one of Richmond magazine’s “Top Docs” numerous years. His ongoing, in-depth orthopaedic research has resulted in numerous landmark improvements in scoliosis surgery. Most recently, he worked with a team to develop Kryptonite, a breakthrough bone adhesive that allows bone growth and provides stability. Dr. Tuten has been involved with World Pediatric Project for many years by volunteering his time to lead international surgical missions to the Eastern Caribbean. World Pediatric treats children suffering from birth defects, illness and injury. Many of these conditions may be easily treated in the U.S., but can be life-threatening in developing countries due to the lack of medical care.